Vansant, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 470. Population change since 2000: -52.5%
Males: 274  (58.4%)
Females: 196  (41.6%)
Median resident age:  49.5 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24631, 24656.

Vansant Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,040 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Vansant:

$29,040
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,175 (it was $13,743 in 2000)

Vansant CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $83,044 (it was $57,800 in 2000)
Vansant:

$83,044
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $128,547; Detached houses: $160,307; Mobile homes: $51,109

Median gross rent in 2012: $295.

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Vansant races chart
  • White alone - 456 (97.0%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (2.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Vansant detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Vansant: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (44.4%), German (22.9%), Irish (20.3%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 7.85 square miles.

Population density: 60 people per square mile   (very low).

Vansant, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Vansant:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vansant CDP:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 23.3%
  • Divorced: 8.3%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Vansant, Virginia as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Vansant to the number of sex offenders is 67 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $265 (0.3%)

Vansant satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (63.5 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (142.5 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (421.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Grundy, VA (1.9 miles ), Haysi, VA (3.3 miles) , Elkhorn City, KY (3.8 miles ), Clinchco, VA (3.9 miles ), Cedarville, KY (4.0 miles) , Honaker, VA (4.0 miles ), Fedscreek, KY (4.0 miles ), Raven, VA (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 37.23 N, Longitude: 82.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 276

Vansant household income distribution Vansant home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.9%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (74%)
  • Utilities (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (46%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (10%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Therapists (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)

Work and jobs in Vansant: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Vansant, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Vansant, Virginia average temperatures Vansant, Virginia average precipitation Vansant, Virginia humidity Vansant, Virginia wind speed Vansant, Virginia snowfall Vansant, Virginia sunshine Vansant, Virginia clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Vansant-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 121.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 8.3 miles away from Vansant center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 10.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 8.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 116.2 miles away from Vansant center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 143.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Buchanan County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vansant topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Vansant:

  • SPECIAL CARE HOME HEALTH (PO BOX 268)
  • TOTAL HOME CARE (18935 RIVERSIDE DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Vansant:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ELKHORN CITY, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vansant:

  • King University (about 45 miles; Bristol, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,472)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 53 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 55 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 60 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 60 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Concord University (about 62 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)

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Cemetery: Looney Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Pen Branch (A), Stagger Branch (B), Little Rock Branch (C), Dry Fork (D), Devil Branch (E), Clear Fork Branch (F), Big Rock Branch (G), Big Prater Creek (H), Big Lick Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Buchanan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Vansant and their reported violations in the past:

BUCHANAN CO PSA (Population served: 17,739, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 regular monitoring violations
GRASSY CREEK-BCPSA (Population served: 457, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-15-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-15-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2005)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.5%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.8%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Vansant compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Vansant (2011 data):

  • TruPoint Bank: Anchorage Branch at 1101 Anchorage Shopping Center, branch established on 1976/01/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $455.3 mil, Deposits: $395.0 mil, headquarters in Grundy, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Miners And Merchants Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Vansant travel time to work - commute Vansant mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (79%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Vansant CDP (based on Buchanan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 26.71%
Here: 26.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of Christ
Adherents40.1%36.4%7.8%4.1%3.4%
Congregations18.0%24.0%12.0%10.0%10.0%
NameIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)National Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents2.8%1.6%1.6%1.4%0.8%
Congregations8.0%2.0%2.0%2.0%12.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Buchanan County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Buchanan County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Buchanan County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.3%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Buchanan County:

31.7%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.8%
State:

18.6%

3.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,217 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.69%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tazewell County, VA  0.67% ($26,319 average AGI)
from Dickenson County, VA  0.26% ($48,333)
from Russell County, VA  0.21% ($36,600)


4.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
Virginia average:

9.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tazewell County, VA  1.20% ($37,341 average AGI)
to Russell County, VA  0.43% ($42,167)
to Washington County, VA  0.35% ($57,480)

Strongest AM radio stations in Vansant:

  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGTH (540 AM; 1 kW; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vansant:

  • WMJD (97.7 FM; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRIC-FM (100.7 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: PEGGY SUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WDIC-FM (92.1 FM; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WXLZ-FM (107.3 FM; LEBANON, VA; Owner: YEARY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Vansant:

  • W07DA (Channel 7; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: THE VA-KY BROADCASTING CO. INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Jennifer Burns, Deel Hill Road (Lat: 37.246028 Lon: -82.089333), Type: 65.5, Structure height: 51027 m, Overall height: 60.9 m
    Registrant: 2768891778, Larrycarr@bvu.Net, 224 CLYDESWAY ROAD
  • Jennifer Burns, State Route 718 (Lat: 37.227861 Lon: -82.143750), Type: 50.2, Structure height: 51027 m, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 2768891778, Larrycarr@bvu.Net, 224 CLYDESWAY ROAD
  • Jennifer Burns, Deel Hill Road (Lat: 37.246028 Lon: -82.089333), Type: 65.5, Structure height: 51027 m, Overall height: 60.9 m
    Registrant: 2768891778, Larrycarr@bvu.Net, 224 CLYDESWAY ROAD
  • Jennifer Burns, State Route 718 (Lat: 37.227861 Lon: -82.143750), Type: 50.2, Structure height: 51027 m, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 2768891778, Larrycarr@bvu.Net, 224 CLYDESWAY ROAD
  • Jennifer Burns, State Route 718 (Lat: 37.227861 Lon: -82.143750), Type: 50.2, Structure height: 51027 m, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 2768891778, Larrycarr@bvu.Net, 224 CLYDESWAY ROAD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Rt 83 1.5 Mi S (Lat: 37.218167 Lon: -82.134583), Type: Building, Structure height: 11 m, Call Sign: KSQ251
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz, 151.265 MHz, 151.280 MHz, 151.370 MHz, 159.285 MHz, 159.360 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/01/2003, Expiration Date: 07/22/2013, Certifier: Ryan G Murphy
    Registrant: Fcca, 122 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 398-0825, Fax: (717) 778-4237, Email:
  • Plant Ofc Hwy Us 460 (Lat: 37.237889 Lon: -82.082361), Call Sign: WAT626, Licensee ID: L00103121
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/1999, Expiration Date: 04/07/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/13/2004
    Registrant: Mc Clure Concrete Co Inc, Richlands, VA 24641, Phone: (703) 964-9682
  • Mobiles, Lat: 37.230944 Lon: -82.097917, Call Sign: KUB971, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.190 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2002, Expiration Date: 02/24/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2010, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St, Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • VANSANT, Lat: 37.162389 Lon: -82.126806, Call Sign: WQFP359
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.318 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2006, Expiration Date: 08/30/2016, Certifier: Shannon Justice
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • STATION, Va Rt 83 (Lat: 37.211194 Lon: -82.121778), Overall height: 6.7 m, Call Sign: KTI85
    Assigned Frequencies: 2139.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/03/2000, Expiration Date: 07/10/2010, Cancellation Date: 10/27/2008
    Registrant: Department Of State Police, 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23261-7472, Phone: (804) 674-4644, Fax: (804) 674-2602, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Vansant)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
Most common first names in Vansant, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2866.9 years
Mary2175.6 years
John1975.2 years
William1773.6 years
George1476.1 years
Henry1273.0 years
Clarence1072.1 years
Ollie870.7 years
Carrie885.0 years
Robert874.5 years
Most common last names in Vansant, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Owens6570.1 years
Deel6471.0 years
Looney4474.5 years
Ratliff4369.3 years
Boyd4174.7 years
Yates2866.2 years
Coleman2769.4 years
Viers2572.7 years
Compton2475.1 years
Thomas1973.5 years
Businesses in Vansant, VA
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
La-Z-Boy1True Value1
McDonald's1UPS1
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